Oceana County Veterans Benefits

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits
for Service Members and Veterans

The best way to file for vocational rehabilitation and employment services is to apply online. If you don’t have an Oceana County VA account, register today. In, applying the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP) to complete and submit your application online. The form to use is called VA Form 28-1900, “Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation.”

You can also mail the VA Form 28-1900, “Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation” to your Veterans’ Service Office (VSO), or office. You may also visit your VSO office and turn in your application for processing.

Vist the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs at Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment for more information on vocational rehabilitation and employment services.

 
 

Disability Compensation Benefits for Veterans

The best way to file for disability compensation is to apply online. If you don’t have an account register today. Once you log into your account you may apply for benefits on-line. VA recommends you appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to help you initiate your claim, gather the required medical records and evidence, and submit your claim. You can appoint a Veteran Service Officer while you apply online.

If you prefer to file your claim by paper, complete VA Form 21-526EZ, “Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits” and mail the application to your county VSO office. You can find your local office in the VA Facility Locator. You can also visit your VSO office and turn in your application for processing. While there, you can appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to help you prepare and submit your claim.

You can find an accredited Veteran Service Officer using Contact Us

 
 

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Benefits for Survivors and Dependents

Download and complete VA Form 21-534EZ, “Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits” and mail it to your local VSO office. You can locate your local regional benefit office using the Contact Us page. You may also visit your local VSO office and turn in your application for processing.

We recommend that you appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to help you initiate your claim and gather any required medical records or evidence. You can find an accredited Veteran Service Officer using the Contact Us page.

If the death was in service, your Military Casualty Assistance Officer will assist you in completing VA Form 21-534a, “Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child” and in mailing the application to the Philadelphia Regional Benefit Office.

Visit Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for more information on compensation benefits for survivors and dependents.

 
 

Pension Benefits

Pension Benefits for Veterans

Download and complete VA Form 21-527EZ, “Application for Pension.” You can mail your application to your local regional benefit office. You can locate your local regional benefit office using the VA Facility Locator. You may also visit your local regional benefit office and turn in your application for processing.

VA recommends you appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to help you initiate your claim and gather any required medical records or evidence. You can find an accredited Veteran Service Officer using eBenefits. Visit Veterans Pension or more information on Veterans Pension benefits.

 
 

Pension Benefits for Survivors

Download and complete VA Form 21-534EZ, “Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits” and mail it to your local regional benefit office. You can locate your local regional benefit office using the VA Facility Locator. You may also visit your local regional benefit office and turn in your application for processing.

VA recommends you appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to help you initiate your claim and gather any required medical records or evidence. You can find an accredited Veteran Service Officer using eBenefits. For more information on Survivors Pension benefits, visit the Survivors Pension web page.

 
 

Educational Benefits for Veterans

You can apply for your education benefits using eBenefits.va.gov. If you don’t have an eBenefits account, register today. In eBenefits, apply using the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP) to complete and submit your application online. You can also submit a paper application. To do this, download and complete VA Form 22-1990, “Application for VA Education Benefits” and mail it to a VA Regional Processing Office. You can mail the form to the region of your home address or to the VA Regional Processing Office for the region of your school’s physical address, if you know what school you want to attend. Also, you can call a VA Education Case Manager (1-888-GIBill1) to ask for help.

For more information on how to apply online, visit the Education Apply for Benefits web page.

 
 

Home Loan Benefits

Home Loan Benefits for Servicemembers and Veterans

You can apply for a home loan certificate of eligibility online using ebenefits.va.gov. You may also apply for a home loan certificate of eligibility through your lender. To apply by mail, use VA Form 26-1880, “Request for Certificate of Eligibility.”

You can mail the application to:
VA Loan Eligibility Center
Attn: COE (262)
PO Box 100034
Decatur, GA 30031

For more information on eligibility, evidence, and how to apply, visit the Certificate of Eligibility web page.

 
 

Home Loan Benefits for Survivors

The surviving spouse of a Servicemember or Veteran must apply by mail. The form to complete is the VA Form 26-1817, “Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility – Unmarried Surviving Spouses.” Or, you can call 1-888-768-2132 and follow the prompts for Eligibility and we will mail the form to you.

Mail your application to this address:
VA Loan Eligibility Center
Attn: COE (262)
PO Box 100034
Decatur, GA 30031
For more information on eligibility, evidence, and how to apply, visit the Certificate of Eligibility web page.

VA recommends you appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to help you initiate your claim and gather any required medical records or evidence. You can find an accredited Veteran Service Officer using eBenefits. For more information on Survivors Pension benefits, visit the Survivors Pension web page.

 
 

Life Insurance Benefits for Servicemembers, Veterans, and Survivors

Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

SGLI coverage is automatic. You do not need to apply. To designate beneficiaries, or reduce, decline or restore SGLI coverage, complete and submit SGLV 8286, “Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate” to your branch of service personnel clerk.

Visit Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance for more information on Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance.

 
 

Veterans’ Group Life Insurance(VGLI)

To file for VGLI, you can apply online using eBenefits.va.gov. If you don’t have an eBenefits account, register today. You may also download and complete SGLV 8714, “Application for Veterans’ Group Life Insurance.”

Mail your application to this address:
OSGLI
PO Box 41618
Philadelphia, PA 19176-9913

Visit Veterans’ Group Life Insurance for more information on Veterans’ Group Life Insurance.

 
 

Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)

To decline, reduce, or restore FSGLI coverage, complete and file form SGLV 8286A, “Spouse Coverage Election and Certificate” with your branch of service.

Visit Family Servicemembers’ Life Group Insurance for more information on Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance.

 
 

Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)

To file a claim for TSGLI, complete and file SGLV 8600, “Application for TSGLI Benefits” with your branch of service. Coverage for this benefit is automatic for all Servicemembers covered by SGLI.

Visit the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program for more information on the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program.

 
 

Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance (S-DVI)

To file for S-DVI, apply online using the AutoForm application system or complete VA Form 29-4364, “Application for Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance.”

Mail your application to this address:
Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office and Insurance Center (RH)
P.O. Box 7208
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Visit Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance for more information on Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance.

 
 

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

To file for VMLI, complete and submit VA Form 29-8636, “Application for Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance” to your Specially Adapted Housing Agent. The agent will help you complete your application. Also, you must provide information about your current mortgage.

Visit Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance for more information on Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance.

 
 

Medical Health Care Benefits

VA Health Care

Today’s Veterans have a comprehensive medical benefits package, which VA administers through an annual patient enrollment system. The enrollment system is based on priority groups to ensure that health care benefits are readily available to all enrolled veterans.

Veterans can apply for enrollment in the VA health care system by completing VA Form 10-10EZ, APPLICATION FOR HEALTH BENEFITS. The application form can be obtained by visiting, calling or writing any VA health care facility or at the county VSO office. Forms can also be requested toll-free from VA’s Health Benefits Service Center at 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or accessed from our web site.

Your county VSO can help you complete an application. Applications must be signed and dated and may be returned in person or by mail to the county VSO, VA office, or VA health care facility.